Black Law Students Association Engages with Community and Law Students

The student organization has scheduled several events and outreach for February.
Black Law Students Association Engages with Community and Law Students
Tiffani Lee, J.D. '97

Holland and Knight partner and Miami Law alumna Tiffani Lee will be the guest speaker at the  Black Law Students Association's February General Body Meeting February 8 at the law school. 

At Holland & Knight, Lee has spearheaded firmwide diversity initiatives and spoken out against the racial injustice plaguing our society today. In the wake of the George Floyd and Breonna Taylor killings, Lee authored "Lawyers Must Address Racial Injustice with Radical Candor," an article published in the legal trade publication, Law360. She also wrote a book chapter titled "A Racial Reckoning in the Midst of a Pandemic Accelerates Pursuit of Racial Equity" for the book "Accelerating Trends in Law Firms," released in August 2021.

At Miami Law, Lee was given the CEPS Lawyers in Leadership Award by the Center for Ethics and Public Service Legal Profession Program, where she was one of the founding fellows.

The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, contact or

On February 14, BLSA is holding a financial literacy workshop for its members sponsored by the AccessLex Institute, the nonprofit organization committed to helping talented, purpose-driven students find their path from aspiring lawyers to fulfilled professionals. Later that week, they will have a LinkedIn workshop event with the organization's mentees at South Dade Senior High School's Criminal Justice and Legal Studies magnet.

BLSA, in partnership with HOPE, is sponsoring a discussion with George Fatheree, "Bruce's Beach: A Path to Reparations for Black Dispossession," Wednesday, February 22, at 6 p.m. in the Alma Jennings Student Lounge at the School of Law. The event is free and open to the public with registration.

The University of Miami Black Law Students Association Robert H. Waters Chapter is named after the law school's first black law professor. It is an affinity group that seeks to help mentor, empower, and equip black law students to succeed and give back to their community. It also serves to help increase awareness in the legal community about the peculiar intersection of race and law.

Read more about Miami Law's student organizations